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Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the MBA graduate program are required to submit the following to the UNCW Graduate School:

  • An official application for graduate admissions (choose fall as the term)
  • Official transcripts of all college work (graduate and undergraduate)
  • A bachelor's degree in business is required OR
  • Students without an undergraduate degree in business may complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the MBA program.

Note that if you attended UNCW, you do not have to request UNCW transcripts. 

Official paper transcripts should be mailed to:
The Graduate School
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

OR electronic transcripts (password protected) can be e-mailed directly by the institution to

  • Three letters of recommendation by individuals who can comment on the applicant's potential for successful completion of a master's degree program (only recommendations submitted as part of the on-line application process will be accepted). 
  • The MBA program requires two years minimum professional work experience. All applicants must submit a resume. Please include a cover letter with your resume that serves as your statement of interest.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $60.00
  • Official test scores:
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or GRE
    • On - Campus GMAT Preparation Courses - Next prep course is March 19 and March 20.
    • Note that scores more than five years old will not be accepted.
    • The UNCW institution code for the GMAT is 5907
    • Economically distressed applicants may contact Candace Wilhelm to request an application for GMAT fee waiver.

The GMAT may be waived for the following:

  • Completion of an advanced degree (master's, or doctorate) involving some quantitative coursework;
  • Five or more years of managerial experience;
  • Bachelor's GPA of 3.2 or higher
The prerequisites of the Cameron School MBA program are:
  • Completion of the baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  • Completion (passing) of a three-semester hour course in Introductory Calculus, or its equivalent;
  • Completion (passing) of a three-semester hour course in statistics and the following academic courses:
    • Information Systems & Technology
    • Principles of Management
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Financial Accounting
    • Principles of MicroEconomics
    • Corporate Finance
  • A minimum of two years of professional work experience

These courses must be taken at any accredited institution, (statistics and calculus may be completed at a community college). Additionally, the courses can be taken through the web-based offerings of many accredited institutions.

Finally, applicants may choose to “pass out” of the calculus course by taking the standardized College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam for Calculus.

UNCW Graduate School